Got unique & difficult agile testing challenges? Be part of the future of testing!

Agile Testing Days is a wonderful experience: a chance to join a community of professionals who are passionate about delivering software with the best possible quality and value for customers. Janet Gregory and I are co-facilitating a tutorial/workshop where we ask participants to bring your toughest agile testing challenges so that we can work on […]

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Even better – communicating while drawing!

In my previous post I told about a great experience collaborating with teammates on a difficult new feature. The conversations around this continued this week when we were all in the office. Many of our remaining questions were answered when the programmers walked us through a whiteboard drawing of how the new algorithm should work. […]

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Teamwork for building in quality

I can’t say it enough: it takes the whole team to build quality into a software product, and testing is an integral part of software development along with coding, design and many other activities. I’d like to illustrate this yet again with my experience a couple days ago. Recently our team has been brainstorming and […]

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Booster Conference, Bergen, Norway, 2014

I’m currently at Booster in beautiful Bergen. It’s a terrific conference, about 240 people which is a perfect number. Everyone is so enthusiastic, the food is great, the sessions are awesome. I’ll blog more about that. I facilitated a workshop today on “changing your testing mindset”. I’ve uploaded the slide deck, and will be blogging […]

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How to help developers grok testing

I presented a session called “Developers who grok testing: Why I love them and how they mitigate risk” at CodeMash. We did a mini workshop, dividing into groups to brainstorm what devs need to learn about testing in order to grow towards grokking it. How can testers and developers communicate and collaborate better? Take a […]

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